The latest news from Newnham’s Fellows, alumnae, students and staff.

Margaret Anstee

First woman to reach rank of under-secretary-general at UN has died

Pioneering alumna and Honorary Fellow, Dame Margaret Anstee, has died at the age of 90. Dame Margaret (NC 1944) worked for the UN for more than four decades in many different parts of the…

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An image of early editions of Peter Pan book

Newnham neuroscientist says Peter Pan was ‘work of genius’ which explored key aspects of infant cognitive psychology

In a fascinating study of J M Barrie’s classic works for children, Dr Rosalind Ridley, former Vice-Principal of Newnham College, reveals that the creator of Peter Pan had a deep understanding of the science…

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Holly Corfield Carr

Newnham poet talks about writing, rhyme and the empty page on Radio 4

Newnham poet Holly Corfield Carr will share her poems-in-progress as part of a new BBC Radio 4 programme. The PhD student and Special Supervisor in English will join other new poets on How to…

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‘End of an era’ as Porters’ Lodge relocated to make way for new building project

Newnham’s Porters’ Lodge has been moved to enable new en-suite accommodation, conference facilities, a gym and a café to be built. The Porters’ Lodge, or ‘Plodge’, opened in 1949 after the entrance of the…

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Full photo gallery of Class of 2016 – 96 per cent achieved 1st or 2:1

Newnhamite finalists have had another excellent academic year – with 96 per cent of our graduating students achieving a 1st or a 2:1. Some individual stories of success include Eszter Ronai (NC 2014) who…

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Onora O'Neill

Five of Britain’s leading thinkers to comment on Brexit – both women are Newnhamites

Five of Britain’s leading thinkers will give their personal views of Brexit in a series of special Radio 4 programmes – and the two women featured are both Newnhamites. Onora O’Neill, Baroness O’Neill of…

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Maria Montague

Innovative new play co-written by alumna to premiere in Cambridge

A compelling new verbatim play about the lives of people who experienced the war in the Ukraine will be premiered in Cambridge. The Summer Before Everything was co-written by Maria Montague (NC 2011) in…

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A group of essay prize-winners at Newnham

Exceptional Year 12 essay prize-winners celebrated at Newnham College

The exceptional academic talent of Year 12 female students was celebrated by Newnham College at a prestigious ceremony in Cambridge for essay prize-winners. Newnham College’s annual essay prize competitions are designed to encourage ambitious…

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Professor Dame Carol Black

EU Referendum – Message from the Principal

Newnham College prides itself on welcoming the brightest women from around the world to study at Cambridge. Despite the uncertainty generated by the result of the EU Referendum, the College’s global outlook will not…

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Jayne Senior

Woman who exposed child sexual abuse scandal in Rotherham tells her story at special event at Newnham

The woman who exposed the child sexual abuse scandal in Rotherham was one of the guest speakers at a special event at Newnham College organised in partnership with Women of the Year. Jayne Senior,…

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